Try “Thinking Negative” for a Change

Try “Thinking Negative” for a Change I’m an optimist by nature — I usually expect things will all work out. But I find that I’m more successful and experience less disappointment when I practice “thinking negative.” What do I mean by that? When I “think negative,” I factor into my habitual “positive thinking” a realistic assessment of the difficulties, challenges or obstacles that may be in front of me. I attempt to understand any potential risks or pitfalls in my path. Wherever I’m headed, whatever my goals might be, I can’t afford to be unreservedly positive. There are several clear advantages to “negative thinking,” including: ♦ When you’re focused on “thinking positive,” you may not be adequately prepared for the challenges of...
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